The regular Great Indian Sale is back on Amazon. It will be running from 9 to 12 August. This sale is a run-up to celebrating India's 71st Independence Day on 15 August.
As is the case with most Amazon Great Indian Sales, there are products selling at discounted prices. Additional discounts include: SBI Debit and Credit card users to get an additional 15 percent cashback while shopping on the Amazon App and 10 percent cashback when shopping on the website. No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all banks (Axis, ICICI, HDFC, Citi Bank, SBI, IndusInd, Yes Bank, Kotak, RBL, HSBC, Standard Chartered) and Bajaj Finserv EMI cards. Loading Rs 500 or more into the Amazon Pay wallet will get you 15 percent cashback as well. Goomo is offering a guaranteed Rs 900 off on flight tickets.
With the basic information around the sale out of the way, let us check out some products which are offering impressive discounts for all you shopaholics out there.
Kindle ebook readers
If you were eyeing Amazon's Kindle ebook readers, now is the time to think of investing in them. The all new Kindle is selling for Rs 5,000 (down from Rs 5,999); The Kindle Paperwhite has also got a Rs 2,000 discount, selling at Rs 8,999 (down from Rs 10,999). The Kindle is an entry-level ebook reader coming with a 6-inch 167 PPI touchscreen. The Kindle Paperwhite offers a front-lit ebook reader with a 6-inch touch display with a 300 PPI pixel density.
Apple iPhones are the highlight of any online sale and it is no different with the Amazon Great India Sale. The space grey Apple iPhone 6 (32 GB) is selling for Rs 23,999 (down from Rs 29,500); the black Apple iPhone 7 (32 GB) is selling for Rs 42,999 (down from Rs 56,200); the Jet Black Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128 GB) has got a 10 percent discount giving it a price tag of Rs 68,999 (down from Rs 76,300). The compact Apple iPhone SE can be had for Rs 19,999 (down from Rs 26,000). Among the Apple iPhones, you can skip out on the iPhone 5s (32 GB) which, for some reason, is available for Rs 27,500.
Google's flagship phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, are great phones. The only thing that we had observed when we reviewed these phones was the launch price, which was too high at the time. Thanks to the Amazon sale, the phones have got a price correction, which have certainly increased their value proposition.
The Google Pixel XL (128 GB) is up for grabs at a 28 percent discount at Rs 53,999 (down from Rs 76,000); the Google Pixel (128 GB) is selling for Rs 48,999 (down from Rs 66,000); the Google Pixel XL (32 GB) is available for Rs 48,999 (down from Rs 67,000) and the Google Pixel (32 GB) can be bought for Rs 41,999 (down from Rs 57,000). All these prices are without exchange offers. With exchange offers the prices will vary based on the brand and model you are exchanging for the Pixel / Pixel XL.
LG 32-inch smart TV
If you were waiting for TV prices to drop, the LG 32LH576D smart TV is selling at an attractive price of Rs 22,499 (down from Rs 32,900). Coming with a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels, the 32LH576D comes with two HDMI ports, one USB port, one year warranty and LG's webkit-based smart TV user interface and built-in Wi-Fi. Video apps such as Netflix and YouTube come pre-installed.
FitBit fitness bands
If staying active is your thing, then investing in a fitness band could be considered. With the Amazon sale, there is a minimum 20 percent discount on all FitBit products. The FitBit Charge 2 is selling for Rs 11,249 (down from Rs 14,999); the FitBit Blaze is selling for Rs 15,999 (down from 19,999); the FitBit Alta HR is selling for Rs 11,249 (down from Rs 14,999). Among the most affordable of FitBit fitness bands is the FitBit Flex 2,which is selling for Rs 6,649 (down from Rs 9,499).
Time-sensitive Blockbuster deals
These are deals that will be going on for the next 5-6 hours, so you really need to decide fast. Some of the most interesting deals we found here were:
Samsung EVO Plus 32 GB microSD Card selling for Rs 699 (down from Rs 1,149)
TP Link TL-WR841N 300 Mbps wireless N router at Rs 899 (down from Rs 1,499)
Arduino Uno R3 board for Rs 418 (down from Rs 990)
PNY 10,000 mAh power bank for Rs 649 (down from Rs 2,000)
WD My Passport 2 TB portable drive is selling at Rs 5,999 (down from Rs 11,910)